Florida Powerboat Clubs’ Stu Jones coordinates very successful poker runs throughout the year. Orchestrating the club’s inaugural poker run in 1993, Jones has witnessed various changes within the poker run ventures. Continue reading to learn more about Stu Jones and his incredible journey at the Florida Powerboat Club!
Familiar faces and events tend to get taken for granted, especially when they’ve been around for 30 years. Their compelling back-stories often are forgotten—or were never told in the first place—as time passes.
Such is the case of Stu Jones, the president and founder of the Florida Powerboat Club, which produced its first poker run in 1993 and has been cranking them out ever since. Jones and his wife, Jackie, have been in the game long enough to see for-profit poker-run organizers like themselves come and go. They’ve watched nonprofit, volunteer-driven events such as the Boyne Thunder Poker Run in Northern Michigan and Upstate New York’s 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run rise and take center stage during the summer months when the Florida weather is less-than-inviting for outdoor events.